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Agrani 2

Agrani-2 [Thaicom]

The 2,800 kg Alcatel Space-built Spacebus-3000A model Agrani 2, equipped with 24-C band and 14-Ku band transponders, was to be positioned at 120 E in geostationary orbit (GEO). It has been stored in the Alcatel's Cannes factory since 1997, being originally built as Thaicom 4 and later acquired by Afro-Asian Satellite Communications (Agrani).

The contract has been cancelled in 2004 for the reason of being too expensive. Agrani planned to look for an indian contractor to build the Agrani 2 satellite instead, but this came not to fruition. The satellite was reordered as Thaicom 5 by Shin Satellite in 2006.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Afro-Asian Satellite Communications (Agrani)
Contractors: Aerospatiale
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-3000A
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 14 years
Mass: 2800 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Agrani 2 (ex Thaicom 4) - cancelled Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5 with ?
Further Agrani missions: